If you are running out of space in your hard drive, one of the first thing you need to do is try to empty Windows Recycle Bin. But what about when you have multiple user accounts in your system? It is a time-consuming just switching between users and emptying every recycle bin one-by-one, besides if the account is password protected you may not even be able to login leaving you in the dark.
With this simple command you can force Windows to empty all users Recycle Bins, but of course this is only possible if your user account has administrator rights and you open the Run command as administrator.
One thing to notice is that the command syntax will vary depending of your operating system.
- If you are running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008, you can use the following command:
And it also seems to work in Windows 8 Developer Preview as well.
- If you still running the good old Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows Server 2003, you can use the following command: